The Director of National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC), also an Academician for Academia Sinica, Shih-Lin Chang was elected to be the new member of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS). All the staff at NSRRC were proud of this great honor.
Established in 1983, TWAS was devoted to the academy of sciences for the developing world. The four new TWAS members of 2011 were, in order of announcement, Academician Wen-Chang Chang, Chair Professor of the Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Taipei Medical University, and Prior Chairman of NSRRC ; Academician Pei-Jer Chen, Professor of the Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University; Academician Yuan-Pern Lee, Chair Professor of the Department of Applied Chemistry, National Chiao Tung University; and Academician Shih-Lin Chang, Director of NSRRC.
The outstanding contributions of Academician Shih-Lin Chang included developing X-ray multiple diffraction methods to solve the X-ray phase problem in crystallography and condensed matter physics, and demonstrating first the resonance interference of the X-ray Fabry-Perot resonator using dynamical diffraction from crystalline solids.